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3rd degree theft

Discussion in 'Juvenile Crime, Law & Court' started by BEjar, Feb 10, 2015.

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  1. BEjar

    BEjar Law Topic Starter New Member

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    I was caught stealing 30$ worth of merchandise.They asked for my ID. The police was also involved and I am a minor. What are the possible consequences ?
     
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  2. army judge

    army judge Super Moderator

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    The consequences are minimal for a minor, assuming you are convicted.
    Until you are convicted, or plead guilty to a delinquent act, you are INNOCENT in the eyes of the law.
    As a minor, you're never guilty, simply delinquent.
    The first thing you MUST do is report the matter to your parents.
    There's absolutely NOTHING a minor can do about this.
    The court won't even acknowledge you, unless your parent(s) are present.
    If you do NOTHING, it'll only make MORE trouble for you, mom, and dad.
    If you get mom and dad involved, you'll likely get a lecture from a judge, maybe a few hours of community service, and the entire episode will just disappear.
     
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  3. Betty3

    Betty3 Super Moderator

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    You definitely need to tell your parents if you haven't already. Since the police got involved, your parents might want to get a lawyer for you. Talk to no one but your parents & the lawyer about this.
     
  4. shrinkmaster

    shrinkmaster Well-Known Member

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    When you talk to this Lawyer ask about plea options like ACD or Diversion to protect your record
     

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